Connie (Dorsey) Walker

Born: Sun., Jan. 10, 1932
Died: Fri., Mar. 8, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 11, 2013
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 12, 2013
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL


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Connie Walker, 81 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at Eastside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.  Connie was born on January 10, 1932, a daughter of Harry and Estell Freiss Dorsey.  She married Owen B. Walker on June 23, 1951 in Pittsfield and he survives.

In earlier years Connie worked at the Brown Shoe Factory and Rainbow Restaurant and worked with Owen at the Bargain Barn in Pittsfield.  Before declining health Connie was helping Owen at the Walker Repair Shop.  Connie had served as clerk for Newburg Township and also served on the election board.  She was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Samaritan Sunday School Class. She was active in the church by helping with vacation Bible School and the annual church Thanksgiving Dinner.  She enjoyed bowling on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday night leagues, gardening and canning, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, word search and Solitaire on the computer.  She especially enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds and she dearly loved her pet cat “Muffie”.

Connie is survived by her husband Owen, a son Gary (Judy) Walker and daughters, Brenda (David) Christianer and Janice (Gary) Cox all of Pittsfield.  Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Dorsey and a niece, Judy Walotka.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield with Rev. Tom Wilber officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday evening, March 11, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will be in the Garden of Devotion, West Cemetery in Pittsfield.  There will be a lunch served after interment at the Orr Hall in Pittsfield.

Memorials are suggested to be made to the United Methodist Church, West Cemetery, or Cancer Society.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nieburfh.com.  The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Connie's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Pittsfield West Cemetery
c/o Caroll Kendall, 234 S. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

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Kandy Curtis Webster
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Owen, Brenda, Gary and Jan,

I am so very sorry to hear of Connie's passing. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and also all those beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren.

You are all like family to me and made growing up on School Street wonderfully special! I will always remember your mom's beautiful smile and kind, calm, patient ways. She never failed to say, "hello Kandy, and make me feel special in every way." I appreciated her love and kindness.

God bless you all - I hope you are finding peace in his love. I am saddened by her loss, but, am joyful in knowing that one day we will see her again. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

You are a beautiful family - love you all!!

Kandy

Debbie and Brad Monkman
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Uncle Owen, Brenda, Gary, Jan and family,
I am so sorry about Aunt Connie. I know that this is very difficult time. She was a special person always kind and gentle in her ways. She always made people feel special. I remember lots of times sitting with her waiting for Brad to finish class in Pittsfield when LeeAnne was little. We talked about life and watched her play. Your Mom never made me feel in the way even though I know she had lots of other things to do. May all of your memories help through the rough times. We will be thinking of you in the coming days. Know that you are held close in our hearts.
Love to all,
Debbie and Brad

Debbie and Dennis Galbreath
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time. May you find comfort and peace with your memories in the coming days. God Bless!!

Gina And Steve Rylander
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Dear Walker family,
Connie will always be remembered by me as the smiling, kind face in the Samaritan Sunday School class. My Dad always thought so much of your family and your kindness. God Bless you during this difficult time.
Gina Prentice Rylander and Family

Nancy Niebur Parente
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
Gary and family--I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. I know how difficult it can be. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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